Unique, elegant, and exclusive—all could be used to describe a gala event at one of the most noted university museums in the country, a striking edifice housing 17,000 works of modern and contemporary American and Latin American art.
Enchant your 300 wedding guests beneath a soaring 50-foot ceiling with skylights or dazzle your 500+ black-tied attendees with surrounding access to galleries of stunning works. The museum happily provides a list of approved vendors with extensive experience to serve up your guests an unforgettable night.
The Blanton welcomes you to host a wide range of events in our unique and exclusive rental spaces. Whether you are planning an elegant wedding reception or a contemporary film screening, the Blanton Museum of Art offers a one-of-a-kind setting for your event.
Amenities Bridal Suite/Changing Rooms Onsite Valet Parking Wifi Ample Parking Onsite Onsite Restrooms Venue Features The Scene: The Rapoport Atrium is a dramatic space with a soaring 50-foot ceiling and spectacular skylights serves as the centerpiece of the museum. Whether you wish to host a black-tie dinner or a grand reception, the Rapoport Atrium will make a lasting impression on every attendee. Rental of this space includes access to galleries on the first floor of the Michener Gallery Building except during exhibition installation. Design: The Rapoport atrium features a stunning site specific art installation commissioned in 2009 by artist Teresita Fernández. "Stacked Waters" consists of 3,100 square feet of custom–cast acrylic that covers the cavernous atrium walls in a striped blue pattern resembling water. Horizontal bands of saturated color shift and fade from deep blue to white in varying gradations. The title of the work is a nod to Donald Judd's stacked pieces, and his exploration of box interiors. (The Blanton atrium functions similarly, suggesting a container.) Utilizing the natural light afforded by the space's many skylights, the work will appear as a mirror, reflecting the activity of museum visitors and becoming what the artist refers to as, “a changing portrait of Texas light…” Standout Venue Features: We encourage all of our rental clients to invite their attendees to explore our collections and temporary exhibitions at no additional charge during regular museum hours. THIS VENUE DOES NOT HAVE ANY REPORTS AT THIS TIME. Check back again soon!